A little secret about a good furled leader is with a little care they last a good long time. John Scott sent me a thread leader about 4 years ago, now I picked out a knot or two and last year I did cut half a inch off the end and tied on a piece of mono. Jack Hise gave me a fluorocarbon last year, I put it on my 4 wt., which was not really rod enough for it, I have since moved it to a heavier rod. A fluorocarbon turns your line into a mini-sink tip. put me from never having seen a brookie to catch a few up in TN.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain